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Saturn ION, Electrical, Coupe, Sedan
#774 of 1225 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [saturntech9]
Oct 20, 2011 (12:41 am)
I checked the cabin filter. It was black. Apparently i haven't replaced it in quite some time. So i took it out and turned on the blower and it came out real fast!! I wish i knew that was the problem during the summer when i roasted my ass off.....lol Anyways i went to walmart tonight and bought one for $30. I think the price for a filter is a little salty but it works great none the less. Also, when i asked the garage what was wrong with the air flow they told me my mode actuator switch was bad and that would be $300 or more to replace which i knew it had to be a bunch of crap so i didnt replace it. I just wish i knew you over the summer otherwise i wouldnt of sweat to death but anyways thank you so much for all of your help. You definately have saved me alot of money!! If i come across anything else i definately will ask you before taking it to a garage! Thanks again, Adam
#775 of 1225 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [saturntech9]
Oct 20, 2011 (8:15 am)
Can you send me instruction on how to do this, and exactly what the part # is for the switch. I would very much appreciate it.
#776 of 1225 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [debz2]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:26 pm)
I sure will if you give me your email address?
#777 of 1225 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [adam271976]
Oct 20, 2011 (7:28 pm)
Your welcome no problem.
#778 of 1225 Re: 2003 saturn ion trouble starting [adam271976]
Oct 21, 2011 (4:41 am)
hi adam...how much did it cost you to change the ignition lock and switch?
to y'all...anybody knows where i can get my car fixed in chicagoland?? thanks!
#779 of 1225 Re: Pamela 519 [pamela519]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:30 am)
When the car doesnt start if the security light is on then its not a bad starter.That means the starter has been disabled by the security system.The most likely cause is a bad ignition switch there easy to change and will provide instructions on how to change the switch if intrested.
#780 of 1225 Re: 2006 Saturn ion ignition switch [saturntech9]
Oct 21, 2011 (7:33 am)
opps sorry my email is
#781 of 1225 Re: Pamela 519 [saturntech9]
Oct 21, 2011 (12:03 pm)
Saturntech9 - not sure if you are the one who has been with me through this whole ordeal. Today we picked my car up from the dealership. They wanted $627 for the starter (not sure if that included labor) A friend of my daughters' knows cars and has agreed to help me. I forwarded him this blog and he is going to install the ignition switch for me. if that doesn't work he will cut the wire (as also described in here + the u tube video) and install a switch so I can pass smog test. we had planned on having it towed, but wonder of wonders it started. and . . . . it did what it has never done before and started clicking, so it very well may be the starter. we can get one online for $123 (new) and as i said before the very rude GM district manager said that is not a recognized GM part. I say, thank God for that as GM has admitted the part is defective. we drove the car over to his house and fingers crossed the ignition relay switch is all it needs...... if not, the $123 for the new starter online and hopefully that will be the end of this 2.5 year nightmare
#782 of 1225 Re: Saturn ION starting problem [susie163]
Oct 21, 2011 (2:27 pm)
Hi Susie 163,
nope you are not the only person that has this problem. I have had this problem over the years and have done the same things you have to figure out what the problem was. I decided it was best to leave my car overnight at the dealership on a super cold night so they can try to start it in the morning. That was the only way to find out what the problem was. Solution turned out they had to replace the ignition switch. I did not have any problems with it since then; however I am having alternator problems as of today. You cant win for loosing. I hope this helps you find the solution for your car.
#783 of 1225 Re: Pamela 519 [pamela519]
Oct 21, 2011 (3:29 pm)
So is the security light on when it wont start?Because if it is that has nothing to do with the starter like i said before.When the ignition switch is bad it disables the starter thru the pass lock security system.If the security light is in or flashing when it doesnt start i would replace the ignition switch.